Maria joined the Valor Partners team in February 2017 as Program Coordinator becoming the first Scandinavian addition to the team. Her academic background is in Communication and International Development and she has worked on several development projects in Asia and Africa. She gained substantial experience through many years of working in the international travel industry, working both as a tour developer and tour leader. She has lead hiking and biking tours around Europe, South America, Asia and Greenland. Among these were tours in high altitudes, such as Kilimanjaro and the Ecuadorian Andes. After having seen a major part of the world Maria is now ready to apply her skills, knowledge, and experience to the recruiting process to assist candidates in achieving their career dreams as well as to help businesses acquire top talent.

When Maria is not busy at work she is almost always found somewhere on the Appalachian Trail with her husband and two dogs, - the Golden Retriever, Seamus, and her Danish Swedish Farmdog, Sif. She is also an avid mountain biker and enjoys the occasional run on the Roanoke River Greenway.

Phone: 540.217.4167